preadolescence
noun Date: 1930 the period of human development just preceding adolescence; specifically the period between the approximate ages of 9 and 12 • preadolescent adjective or noun

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  • Preadolescence — is a stage of human development through childhood that occurs in a child s years before adolescence.New Oxford American Dictionary. 2nd Edition. 2005. Oxford University Press.] Sigmund Freud termed this the latency period, which he saw as a… …   Wikipedia

  • préadolescence — préadolescent, ente [ preadɔlesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] n. VAR. pré adolescent, ente • 1959; de pré et adolescent ♦ Jeune garçon, fillette qui atteint l âge situé entre l enfance et l adolescence (période de la préadolescence). Abrév. fam. (1975) PRÉADO [… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • preadolescence — /pree ad l es euhns/, n. the period preceding adolescence, usually designated as the years from 10 to 13. [1925 30; PRE + ADOLESCENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • preadolescence — noun the period between childhood and adolescence …   Wiktionary

  • preadolescence — pre·ad·o·les·cence .ad əl es ən(t)s n the period of human development just preceding adolescence specif the period between the approximate ages of 9 and 12 …   Medical dictionary

  • preadolescence — n. period before adolescence, time before puberty, pre teen years …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preadolescence — pre·adolescence …   English syllables

  • preadolescence — pre•ad•o•les•cence [[t]ˌpri æd lˈɛs əns[/t]] n. dvl the period preceding adolescence, usu. designated as the years from 10 to 13 • Etymology: 1925–30 pre ad•o•les′cent, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • preadolescence — /priædəˈlɛsəns/ (say preeaduh lesuhns) noun the period immediately preceding adolescence …   Australian English dictionary

  • preadolescence — (|)prē noun Etymology: pre + adolescence : the period of human development just preceding adolescence; specifically : the period between the approximate ages of 9 and 12 …   Useful english dictionary

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